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Specialized Diverge E5 Comp 2019 Adventure Road Bike

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Product Details

Specialized Diverge E5 Comp 2019 Gravel Road Bike

This is the 2019 Specialized Diverge go-anywhere with Future Shock front suspension, Shimano 105 gearing and Tektro Spyre disc brakes.

Upgrades over Specialized Diverge E5 Elite

  • The Diverge features the Specialized Future Shock which made its debut on the 2017 Bike of the Year Specialized Roubaix
  • Here, a 20mm-travel lightweight suspension cartridge, enclosed above the head tube and below the stem, effectively isolates you, the rider, from shock when you ride over rough roads, gravel and tracks
  • Smoother shifting Shimano 105 STI 2x11 shifters are the world's best sellers for good reason
  • TRP (Tektro Racing Products) Spyre disc brakes deliver confidence-inspiring all-weather performance
  • Unlike the majority of mechanical disc brakes, which only have one moving piston, TRP Spyre disc brakes have two
  • Both pistons move equally against the rotor. The result: more consistent and even braking performance, less likelihood of brake rub and less maintenance required

Same as Specialized Diverge E5 Elite

Specialized's go-anywhere road bike with an E5 alloy frame, more tyre clearance, full mudguard compatibility, 12mm thru axles and a threaded BB.

  • E5 is a unique-to-Specialized alloy of aluminium, silicon, copper, manganese, magnesium and zinc. E5 is more formable than conventional 6061 aluminium. This enables Specialized to specify every inch of tube so the frame is as light as possible where it can be and strong as possible where needs be. It truly is an elite alloy, Tour tested in France.
  • With its 72 degree head tube and 73.5 degree seat tube angles (size 54cm), its low bottom bracket, its short chainstays, its skinny, shock-absorbing drop seatstays and its short wheelbase, every Diverge frame combines the nippy, responsive steering of an authentic road bike with the confidence-inspiring sure-footed comfort of the best touring bikes
  • The full carbon fork perfectly matches the frame by offering that perfect blend of light weight, shock absorption and predictable point-and-shoot steering
  • 12mm through axles beef up the crucial wheel to frame / fork interface, whilst being as convenient and easy to use as a traditional QR quick release
  • Tektro cable operated disc brakes are proven, low-maintenance performers
  • The Diverge frame features new brake caliper flat mounts for a neater look, more in keeping with a road bike's aesthetics
  • Specialized Espoir Sport 700x30 tyres offer further proof that fatter tyres on road bikes don't just improve comfort, they can also be faster. More on this.
  • This year's Diverge is built with clearance for full mudguards
  • The Specialized Body Geometry Toupé Sport is one of our best proven saddles - more

Here's how Specialized describe the Specialized Diverge E5 Comp

'Narrowing down a bike that can do it all used to be tough going. Sure, some work well as a road bike and a 'cross bike, while others are good at commuting and some short road riding, but until the Diverge, nothing out there was astute at every kind of riding subject. The Diverge E5 Comp, however, is made for exploring new roads, commuting to class, and everything in between. It redefines what a road bike can do, so ride wherever you want—this bike doesn't take "no" for an answer.

The Diverge is more capable than ever. And with the constant goal to best meet your needs, we took your number one request into account—tyre clearance. The new frame will comfortably fit up to 700x38mm tyres with plenty of room for mud, too. Along with tyre clearance, weight was a large factor in the development, and taking some design cues from the development of the Roubaix, we developed an E5 Premium aluminium frame that’s plenty light, certainly stiff for hard efforts, and undeniable tough.

Next up, we moved away from a traditional ‘cross geometry, instead opting for something that hasn’t been seen before—our Open Road Geometry. You can think of it as a road version of modern trail bike geometry. It provides playful handling and predictable steering for endless dirt skids and mid-corner drifts. The geo features a bottom bracket that's over a half-centimetre lower than the previous Diverge, a slacked-out head tube angle, short chainstays, and a short wheelbase. These changes make for a bike that's not only fun in the dirt, but also performs well on the road.

And while riding gravel and dirt roads on a road bike may add to the adventure, there’s only so much that wider tyres with lower pressures can absorb, in terms of bumps. With this in mind, we implemented a new version of our Future Shock into the Diverge design. It not only soaks up bumps with ease, but also adds the benefit of extremely predictable handling. That's because the wheelbase isn’t lengthening when you hit a bump, so the front end of the Diverge keeps the same effective head tube angle. In other words, when you dive hard into a turn, you won’t be surprised by under-steer or sloppy handling. Unlike the original Future Shock (found on the Roubaix), the Diverge's version features a progressive spring that makes this technology more suitable for off-road applications, where stiffer suspension is often needed to soak-up larger bumps and obstacles.

Adding to its multifaceted talents, we topped it off with three water bottle mounts, plus mounts for racks and fenders. For the spec, we wanted to make sure that it shifted crisply and braked smoothly mile after mile, so you'll find a crisp and reliable Shimano 105 groupset, hassle-free Tektro Spyre mechanical disc brakes, and an Axis Sport Disc wheelset.

  • Our Premium E5 aluminium frameset features our comfortable and confident Open Road Geometry, Future Shock Progressive suspension with 20mm of travel, and front/rear thru-axles, making it the ultimate tool for your next adventure.
  • The lightweight FACT carbon fork is plenty stiff, aiding in handling and a light overall weight.
  • With Shimano 105 taking the reins on shifting, you'll experience crisp shifts for years to come.'

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Technical Specifications

Specialized Diverge E5 Comp 2019 
FrameSpecialized E5 Premium Aluminum, Future Shock Progressive suspension, 20mm of travel, threaded bottom bracket 12x142mm thru-axle, flat-mount disc
ForkSpecialized FACT carbon, flat-mount disc, 12x100mm thru-axle
ShiftersShimano 105 R7000, 11-speed
Rear DerailleurShimano 105 R7000, long cage, 11-speed
Front DerailleurShimano 105
ChainsetPraxis Alba M30 48/32T
Bottom BracketPraxis, external bearings, threaded, 68mm
ChainKMC X11 EL, 11-speed w/ Missing Link™
Cassette / FreewheelShimano 105, 11-speed, 11-34t
WheelsAxis Sport Disc
TyresEspoir Sport Reflect, 60 TPI, wire bead, double BlackBelt protection, 700x30mm
BrakesTektro Spyre Mechanical disc Brake, 160mm
Brake leversShimano 105
HandlebarsSpecialized Shallow Drop, 6061, 70x125mm, 31.8mm clamp
Grips / TapeSpecialized S-Wrap
StemSpecialized, 3D-forged alloy, 4-bolt, 6-degree rise
SaddleBody Geometry Toupé Sport, steel rails, 143mm
SeatpostAlloy, 2-bolt clamp

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